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Why Do Pilates corrective exercise fitness health pain free movement pilates Mar 04, 2021

If you are a regular to my classes and/or read my blog articles you know I stress the importance of building balance in the body. But what does that mean?

There is a constant play of stability and mobility within our bodies. Certain areas in our body function best when strong and stable...

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Pilates is Lit! corrective exercise functional strength training health injury pain free movement pilates stress workout Jan 28, 2021

Having three teenagers brings home new colourful and strange slang language. My teens say "lit" a lot. Googling the word, historically it meant "drunk", but now means exciting or excellent. And I can honestly say Pilates is EXCITING and EXCELLENT, but definitely has nothing to do with...

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Christmas Gift: 38min Pilates Fit workout fitness pilates workout Dec 14, 2020

Why I love Pilates mat:

Practicing Pilates mat helps build a strong, balanced body inside and out, while increasing flexibility through dynamic stretching movements.

  • Inside: deep core muscles and stabilizers help keep the body optimally supported.
  • Outside: our large, powerful prime movers are...
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Benefits of Pilates barre corrective exercise functional strength training pilates Oct 24, 2020

Pilates was developed by Joseph Hubertus Pilates, born in 1883. He spent his life studying the body's healthy movement patterns, first in Germany and later in New York, USA, developing a system called Contrology.

In his beginnings, Joseph worked in a hospital at the end of World War I and...

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The Importance of Exercise Recovery: Step 4 De-Stress Techniques corrective exercise health pain free movement pilates recovery stress Jul 26, 2020

Over the past several weeks I have been exploring methods of recovery. It’s not simply about resting the body after an exercise session, but about intelligently helping the body heal and functionally move to reach healthy balance within the body.

In the first post I explain there...

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The Importance of Exercise Recovery: Step 1 Strength Training barre corrective exercise functional strength training health pain free movement pilates recovery Jul 05, 2020

Last week I wrote an article on exercise recovery and mentioned that within the body there is a constant play of stability and mobility. Certain areas in our body function best when strong and stable and other areas of the body function best with more range of motion. I also briefly explored how...

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The Importance of Exercise Recovery corrective exercise health injury pain free movement pilates recovery yoga Jun 28, 2020

Exercise recovery is more than just resting after a workout. In this article I go over a few important practices that can help increase your body’s ability to recover from exercise.

Within the body there is a constant play of stability and mobility. Certain areas in our body function best...

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What is the Pain-Free Movement? corrective exercise functional strength training injury pain free movement pilates Jun 06, 2020

As an experienced Pilates instructor, certified Exercise Coach and Corrective Exercise Specialist, many new clients have come to me with over-use injuries, even with a few acute injuries. While diagnosing and treating acute injuries is not within my scope of practice (that is the...

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Why do Pilates? fitness pilates Mar 21, 2020

I have been purposely practicing movement since I was a child. From the age of five doing acrobatics and ballet to aerobics (think bright purple unitard with leg warmers) at my local community centres in my teens.

I have always loved movement so deciding to become a fitness professional in my...

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